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Duterte to attend Brunei Sultan’s golden jubilee celebration

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:45 AM October 05, 2017
STATE BANQUET President Duterte and Brunei SultanHassanal Bolkiah reaffirm their commitment to further strengthen ties between their two countries during a state banquet. —MALACAÑANGPHOTO

STATE BANQUET President Duterte and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah reaffirm their commitment to further strengthen ties between their two countries during a state banquet.
—MALACAÑANG PHOTO (FILE)

President Rodrigo Duterte will fly to Brunei Darussalam on Thursday night upon the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

Duterte will attend the Brunei Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam. He will leave around 6:30 pm from the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

He will meet with the Sultan and join him in a dinner on Friday.

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The President will return to Davao at 11:45 pm on Friday and is expected to arrive before dawn Saturday in his hometown city.

Duterte went to Brunei on a three-day state visit in October 2016 where he held bilateral talks with Sultan Bolkiah to further bolster ties with the sultanate.

READ: Duterte in Brunei for talks with Sultan Bolkiah

The chief executive also met with the 23,000-strong Filipino community the last time he was there.

In April, Duterte hosted a state visit for Sultan Bolkiah. The two leaders held bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders’ meeting. /idl

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